Tag Archive: Michael Gove

Pocket Watch – Reflections on Michael Gove’s latest speech

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To download the PDF please click here 2014/7 Introduction Michael Gove’s recent speech at the London Academy may have been short on specific announcements but it was long on policy implication. It has attracted considerable attention, some of it for obvious reasons, so what did he say and why has it attracted such attention? What…

Pocket Watch – ‘In praise of tests’

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To download the report please click here Introduction The title perhaps says it all. In a major speech this week, Michael Gove set out in his own imitable way a powerful argument about the importance of exams, using eight propositions to demonstrate that they matter. The speech was important for two reasons. First because, it…

PearsonCPL and RSA launch new commission into the mass ‘academisation’ of schools

Commission

The impact of the government’s drive to increase the number of academies in the school sector will be put under the spotlight in a new independent commission chaired by Christine Gilbert, former Chief Inspector, Ofsted.  The Commission is provided in partnership between the RSA and the Pearson Centre for Policy and Learning. Christine will be…

Policy Tracker – September 2011

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Keeping track of what happened in the world of education for September 2011 Main talking points A new education year but it’s continuing concerns about the economy, heightened by a number of reports over the month, that provide the main talking points this month. While Michael Gove presses on with school reform (Free Schools, Teaching…

Pocket Watch – Developing the profession

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Introduction This autumn sees a number of important developments coming in for teaching and the teaching profession as the Government starts to implement many of the changes set out in last autumn’s White Paper. Some of these were highlighted in Michael Gove’s speech this week to the National College for School Leadership (NSCL) including the…

Policy Watch – Making sense of Wolf.

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7 March 2011 [2011/9] Policy Watch – Making sense of Wolf. Introduction Almost six months to the day since Education Secretary Michael Gove called on her to help him  with “a radical reform of vocational education,” Alison Wolf has come back with a comprehensive Report laced with 27 recommendations. It challenges a number of traditional…

Policy Watch – The National Curriculum goes under review

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22 January 2011 [2011/4] Policy Watch – The National Curriculum goes under review Introduction “Willy, Willy, Harry, Ste; Harry, Dick, John, Harry 3.” Will the pupils of tomorrow be learning their Kings and Queens of England by chanting the verses of yesterday? Probably not, but in launching the latest review of the National Curriculum in…

Policy Watch – School League Tables

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14 January 2011 [2011/2] Policy Watch – School League Tables Introduction The publication this week of the annual school ‘league’ tables for England for 2009/10 seems to have provoked more angst than usual. There are a number of reasons for this but three in particular stand out. First, that alongside the details on school performance,…